AfriForum will never forgive black people for apartheid
On Monday Kallie Kriel, AfriForum’s CEO, sparked a furious debate when he claimed that apartheid could not be considered a crime against humanity because not enough people were killed during apartheid to justify using this term. The statement reveals that Kriel is embarrassingly ignorant of international criminal law. But it also reflects a much larger problem: far too many white South Africans – like Kriel – continue to deny the full horror of apartheid, and refuse to admit that they or…
Long Read | The unfinished business of the TRC
The ANC said it would hold those guilty of crimes against humanity to account – but is mum on those involved in political interference in Truth and Reconciliation Commission prosecutions.
SA Indians owe Malema and the EFF
In its 1948 election manifesto, the National Party argued that the Indians were “a foreign clement which cannot be assimilated in the South African set-up” and should be repatriated to India. It would appear that Malema and the EFF are trying to succeed where the NP had failed.
Quo Vadis South Africa – Dialogue amongst Equals
This past weekend saw a number of luminaries gather in the Drakensberg on invitation of the former president, Kgalema Motlanthe, through his Foundation. The purpose of the forum aptly named, “The Drakensberg Inclusive Growth Forum” was to begin a dialogue concerning the most pertinent matters faced by our country. The gathering was graced by the current president of the country, Cyril Ramaphosa, who in his keynote address, told the delegates that they must dream of a shared future in Mzansi.
South Africa: There's a New Way of Measuring Poverty in South Africa - Here's How It Works
Analysis - There's more to understanding a country's poverty levels than merely calculating how much or how little individuals earn. That's why a method called the multidimensional poverty index was introduced globally in 2011.